Mr. Thomas Esparza Jr

Mr. Thomas Esparza Jr

Board Certified Specialist - Immigration and Nationality Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Texas
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Thomas Esparza, Jr. Attorney at Law – Board Certified Specialist Immigration and Nationality Law

• I was born in South Texas to immigrant parents, the late Dr. Thomas Esparza, Sr. and Esther LaMadrid Esparza. They have been and always will be my teachers and mentors. Without their guidance growing up, I would never have accomplished anything. They taught me that I could learn and do anything I put my mind to.

• Graduated Texas A&M (1974 Gig’em) and the University of Texas Law School (1977 Hook’em). I am a former high school teacher who went to law school. After law school, I tried to save the world. After ten months I went to work for myself returning to Austin. My law school loan officer convinced that South Austin needed more lawyers.

• I have served as Travis County Justice of the Peace and president of the Capital Area Mexican-American Lawyers. I was also Chairman of the Becker Community Advisory Council. In 1986, I was named Austin Community Education Volunteer of the Year.
• I am a member of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association and National Lawyer’s Guild Immigration Law Project. Past Chair of the AILA Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico. I am currently the Vice Chairman of the Austin Commission on Immigrant Affairs.
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• I lecture and publish for the University of Texas, the State and Travis County Bar, AILA, English and Spanish newspapers and the web at tomesparza.com.

• I own Starlightpress.com publishing bilingual educational materials to schools and other stateholders. I write and publish children’s and adult bilingual educational materials with co author and mom, Esther LaMadrid Esparza.

• I honor of Laurier McDonald, Attorney at Law of Edinburg, Texas and a pioneer in immigration law in Texas. In addition to Laurier, Bob Shivers of San Antonio, Harry Gee and Charles Foster of Houston and Harry Joe of Dallas Laurier, have mentored and taught me during my entire career.

• I am married to the former Minerva Gonzalez of Bryan and the father of just got his learner’s permit Alex, and growing up to quickly twins Carina and Helana.

• My faith, my family, baseball, my friends and my clients have given me all I have. I am so blessed.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Citizenship Law
  • Consular Processings
  • NAFTA Non Immigrant visas
  • Professional Workers
  • Public Speaking to the Hispanic Community
  • Removal Proceedings
  • U Non Imm Visas for certain victims of crimes
  • Violence Against Women Act Cases
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Debit, cash and checks
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $100 consultation which can be applied to the case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
5th Circuit
Federal Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Staff Attorney
McLlenan County Legal Aid, Waco, Texas
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I did a variety of family law and social security administrative hearings.
Education
University Of Texas
Bachelor of Laws
Texas A&M University - College Station
B.S. | Education, minor history
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Honors: I am honored to have been supported in part by my parents while I worked my way through A&M.
Professional Associations
State Bar Of Texas-State Bar College of Lawyers
Member
- Current
Activities: Additional 30 Hours of continuing Legal Education and teaching credits above and beyond the 15 hours that State Bar Members must take
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist - Immigration & Nationality Law since 1985
- Current
Texas State Bar # 06666500
Member
- Current
Certifications
Board Certified Specialist-Immigration & Nationality Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
LaMadrid Building
1811 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
USA
Telephone: (512) 441-0062
Fax: (512) 441-0725